It was a decent night of migration up the east coast and across the Ohio Valley. Migration was strongest on the Gulf Coast (LA, MS, AL) and northward through Ohio and Indiana. Winds were from the south across the region and allowed a lot of birds to migrate. A large front is moving towards us through the Midwest and could impact Ohio today but the arrival of any precipitation was too late for any fallout today.
Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Pennsylvania showed the least activity on the radar of all the states, maybe due to the non-existent winds to our south. Birds were showing up on the radar to our north so we may experience a net loss of birds, but this time of year it is always good to get out because there are new arrivals showing up daily in most conditions.
The State College radar was off for most of the night which is why the animation is odd.
New York saw some good movement across the central part of the state. Birders there should expect a continuing influx of new arrivals today, widely spread across the landscape because of no concentrating weather pattern.
The strongest area of migration last night was over Ohio.
Check Kenn Kaufman’s blog for more specifics on what to expect this time of year.
For migration updates or other regions check-
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
I need your help! These reports will only be as good as the feedback I get on these updates. Please leave comments on interesting patterns of migration you are seeing in the field so I can incorporate some ground truthing to my forecasts and predictions. Thanks!